Clipston, Northamptonshire

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Clipston Chapel.jpg
Clipston Chapel
Clipston is located in Northamptonshire
Location within Northamptonshire
Population643 (2011)
OS grid referenceSP7181
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townMarket Harborough
Postcode districtLE16
Dialling code01858
AmbulanceEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
52°25′36″N 0°57′00″W / 52.4268°N 0.9499°W / 52.4268; -0.9499Coordinates: 52°25′36″N 0°57′00″W / 52.4268°N 0.9499°W / 52.4268; -0.9499

Clipston is a village and civil parish that is administered as part of the Daventry district of Northamptonshire in England. The population of the civil parish at the 2011 census was 643.[1] The town of Market Harborough is much nearer, about 4 miles (6.4 km) north-east and so the village may be regarded as an economic satellite of that town rather than Daventry. At the time of the 2001 census, the parish had a population of 613 people.[2]

Buildings and facilities[edit]

All Saints Church

All Saints Church is a Grade I listed building, dating from the early 13th century. There are many 17th and 18th century monuments to the Buswell family of London merchants.[3]

The Baptist Chapel of 1803 has a front by Edmund Francis Law of 1864.[3]

To the west of the church is Clipston Primary School. The school was previously used as a hospital and dates back to 1667–73.[3] The school celebrated its 350th birthday in 2017.[4] A distinctive feature of the school is its one handed clock that appears at the front of the building.[5]

Clipston has a pub The Bull's Head.

There is a village hall and a green.

Between 1859 and 1960 the village was served by Clipston and Oxendon railway station about 3 miles north-east of the village and running trains between Northampton in the south and Market Harborough in the north.


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  2. ^ Office for National Statistics: Clipston CP: Parish headcounts. Retrieved 8 November 2009
  3. ^ a b c Pevsner, Nikolaus; Cherry, Bridget (revision) (1961). The Buildings of England – Northamptonshire. London and New Haven: Yale University Press. pp. 306–7. ISBN 978-0-300-09632-3.
  4. ^ "Village school reaches its 350th anniversary!". Retrieved 10 September 2018.
  5. ^ "Clipston School - The Building and its One Hand Clock". Retrieved 10 September 2018.

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